Guide to the Alexander Lowry Photographs MS.188

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University of California, Santa Cruz
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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
Title: Alexander Lowry Photographs
creator: Lowry, Alexander
Identifier/Call Number: MS.188
Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet 2 flats
Date (inclusive): 1989
Abstract: This collection consists of black and white photographs taken of downtown Santa Cruz, California, immediately after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and scenes of the University of Califoria, Santa Cruz Campus.
Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Physical Description:

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Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Alexander Lowry Photographs. MS 188. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alexander Lowry in 1990

Alternative Format Available

This collection has been digitized and is available through the UCSC Library Digital Collections.  

Biography

Alexander Lowry has been making personal and professional photographs since 1957. During his career he has been a newspaper photographer and public relations photographer, and for the last 30 years has concentrated on contract work, primarily for educational and conservation organizations. Photo Researchers, Inc. in New York has represented his stock photography since 1964. He has taught workshops for University of California, Santa Cruz Extension and others since 1974. His photographs have appeared in more than 500 publications worldwide over a span of five decades. He has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows, and his prints are in public and private collections.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of twenty four 8x10" black and white photographs taken of the damage to downtown Santa Cruz, California, after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
At the time of the earthquake, Alexander Lowry and his wife owned and operated a studio in downtown Santa Cruz. He took these photographs immediately after the earthquake and during the next few days when most of the downtown was off limits to the general public.
Also included are scenes of the University of California, Santa Cruz campus.

Related Material

  1. F868.S25L68 Santa Clara County, a second look; photographic essay, 1965.
  2. LD781.S4C3 Tutorial project. Photos by Alexander Lowry, with inroduction by Tom Knight, 1968.
  3. F868.S33L68 Castle Rock: west of skyline. Photographs by Alexander Lowry, text by Deanne Earnshaw, 1973.
  4. TR 654.L68 10 Critters by Alexander Lowry; afterword by David Brockman, 1978.
  5. F868.S3I5 In the ocean wind; the Santa Cruz north coast. Cynthia Wayburn and Peter Scott, editors. With an introd. by Peter Beagle. Felton, Calif., Glenwood Publishers, 1974.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Santa Cruz (Calif.) -- History
Loma Prieta Earthquake, Calif., 1989
Photographic prints -- 1980-1989
Lowry, Alexander

box 1

Part of Cooper House gable. It was in 8 pieces; Background: Billie (foreman for Granite Construction); Right: Bobby Bauer (did most of the work to get the sculpture out); Left: Tony (son of man who ran wrecking ball), ms0188_pho_0001 October 1989

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File #635-13-23
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A room in St. George Hotel; Lots of chunks fell from the ceilings; Bracing is cracked and twisted, mostly on 2nd and 3rd floors, ms0188_pho_0002 October 1989

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File #635-46-29
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Fireplace in St. George [Hotel] Lobby; Pacific Avenue, ms0188_pho_0003 October 1989

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File #635-47-25
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Pacific Avenue; Rittenhouse Building; Lilly Marlene's, ms0188_pho_0004 October 23, 1989

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File #636-A-15
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The Hihn Building (Medical and Dental Building) built in 1894, ms0188_pho_0005 October 1989

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File #636-B-2
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Al Lowry's Studio; Sharon Lowry surveying the damage, ms0188_pho_0006 October 18, 1989

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File #640-B-3
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Pacific Avenue after 1989 'Quake; Disaster teams from all over the world ms0188_pho_0007 October 1989

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File #636-B-11
box 1

314 Spruce, Santa Cruz, ms0188_pho_0008 October 1989

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File #639-6-23
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Cooper House gable, ms0188_pho_0009 October 1989

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File #636-B-31
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Cooper House; Water spray holds dust down; after the 'quake, ms0188_pho_0010 October 1989

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File #636-C-29
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Files retrieved from front of Hihn Building; Claw retrieved these, ms0188_pho_0011 October 1989

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File #636-E-3
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St. George Hotel on right; Demolition of hardware store, ms0188_pho_0012 October 1989

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File #636-E-10
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Rubble from Ford's Department Store in front, ms0188_pho_0013 October 1989

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File #636-F-22
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Ford's Department Store rubble, ms0188_pho_0014 October 1989

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File #636-F-34
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Pacific Avenue; Del Mar Theater, ms0188_pho_0015 October 1989

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File #636-G-9
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Dr. Zwerling's Office; Demolition photo, ms0188_pho_0016 October 1989

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File #636-E-13
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Colonial Building on right; Good Times [building] next to it; Pacific Avenue, ms0188_pho_0017 October 1989

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File #636-G-15
box 1

Gensler Lee (far right); Pipeline (middle); Logos Books, ms0188_pho_0018 October 1989

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File #636-6-25
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River Street Home, ms0188_pho_0019 October 1989

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File #636-H-6
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Shandrydan and Shen's Gallery were here, ms0188_pho_0020 October 1989

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File #636-J-2
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Looking down Pacific Avenue; Across from Bubble Bakery was Penniman Title, Zwerling's, Santa Cruz Hardware, ms0188_pho_0021 October 1989

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File #636-J-4
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Looking down Church Street toward Pacific [Avenue]; Demolition going on, ms0188_pho_0022 October 1989

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File #636-J-7
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131 Myrtle Street, ms0188_pho_0023 October 1989

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File #639-4-17
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130 Myrtle Street, [Santa Cruz]; Home exploded after the quake on ms0188_pho_0024 October 17, 1989

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File #639-10-1
box 2

Sculpture, University of California, Santa Cruz ms0188_pho_0025 1989

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Note on mount: "Neg #619-C-35 Date: 1989, Print #1 Date: 1997"
box 2

Cowell College, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1971 ms0188_pho_0026 1971

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Note on mount: "File #392-C-18, Silverprint 1994"
box 2

Natural Sciences Building (Now Thimann Labs) University of California, Santa Cruz ms0188_pho_0027 1965

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Note on mount: "Neg #212-23 - date 1965, Print #1 - date 1997"
box 2

Ansel Adams with Students Santa Cruz, CA, 1967 ms0188_pho_0028 1967

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Note on mount: "File #249-D-17, Copyright Alexander Lowry, 1967, Silver-gelatin print, 1980s"
box 2

Rugby Match ms0188_pho_0029 1984

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Note on mount: "File #532-G-18, Rugby Match, Santa Cruz, CA, 1984, Silver-gelatin print, late 1980s"
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Garden Project UC Santa Cruz ms0188_pho_0030 1971

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Note on mount: "Neg #342-A-6, date 1971, Print #1, date 1997"